Bedouine announces tour dates with Fleet Foxes, Matthew E. White, and more
Bedouine has announced a late summer tour including dates with Fleet Foxes and Willie Watson. Additionally, she will be touring the UK & Ireland this fall in support of Matthew E. White and Michael Kiwanuka (full list of dates below). With her “imperturbable alto” (The New York Times), Bedouine released her self-titled debut on June 23rd to a slew of praise including 4 and 5-star reviews from MOJO, The Guardian, Uncut, and The Independent.
Jul 31 – Los Angeles CA – School Night
Aug 13 – Las Vegas NV – Chelsea Theatre *
Aug 14 – Tucson AZ – Rialto Theatre *
Aug 16 – Austin TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater * (SOLD OUT)
Aug 17 – Austin TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater * (SOLD OUT)
Aug 18 – Dallas TX – The Bomb Factory *
Sep 15 – Seattle WA – Fremont Abbey Arts Center º
Sep 16 – Bellingham WA – The Green Frog º
Sep 17 – Portland OR – Doug Fir Lounge º
Sep 18 – Eugene OR – HiFi Music Hall º
Sep 20 – Ashland OR – Brickroom Gathering House º
Sep 21 – Sacramento CA – Harlow’s º
Sep 23 – Cincinnati OH – MidPoint Music Festival
Sep 24 – Mill Valley CA – Sweetwater Music Hall º
Sep 26 – Berkeley CA – Freight & Salvage º
Sep 27 – San Luis Obispo CA – SLO Brewing Company º
Sep 28 – Los Angeles CA – Largo at the Coronet º
Sep 29 – Pioneertown CA – Pappy & Harriet’s º
Oct 6 – London UK – A Spacebomb Revue at the Barbican Centre
Oct 9 – London UK – The Islington
Oct 16 – Birmingham UK – Symphony Hall (SOLD OUT) ✣
Oct 17 – Manchester UK – The Lowry ✣
Oct 18 – Perth UK – Concert Hall ✣
Oct 20 – York UK – Barbican (SOLD OUT) ✣
Oct 21 – Liverpool UK – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (SOLD OUT) ✣
Oct 23 – Exeter UK – The Great Hall ✣
Oct 24 – Brighton UK – The Dome (SOLD OUT) ✣
Oct 25 – London UK – Palladium ✣
Oct 27 – Falmouth UK – Arts Centre ▴
Oct 28 – Southampton UK – Joiners ▴
Oct 29 – Bath UK – Komedia ▴
Oct 30 – Ramsgate UK – Music Hall ▴
Oct 31 – Brighton UK – Haunt ▴
Nov 1 – Oxford UK – Bullingdon Arms ▴
Nov 2 – Dún Laoghaire IE – Pavilion Theatre ▴
Nov 3 – Galway IE – Roisin Dubh ▴
Nov 4 – Limerick IE – Dolans Upstairs ▴
Nov 5 – Cork IE – Cyprus Avenue ▴
Nov 8 – Dublin IE – Grand Social
* with Fleet Foxes
º with Willie Watson
✣ with Michael Kiwanuka
▴ with Matthew E. White
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Vinyl Me, Please to offer the brand new debut album from Bedouine on beautiful sky blue marbled vinyl. It’s a VMP member exclusive limited to 400 copies. Get yours before they’re gone.
What the critics are saying about Bedouine:
★★★★ – Q
★★★★★ – The Independent
“A modern folk masterpiece – The FADER
“One of the most charming albums of the year” ★★★★ – The Guardian
“A hushed, haunted, delicate wonder” – Associated Press
“Gorgeous… stellar” – The Line of Best Fit
“A triumph” ★★★★ – Mojo
8/10 – UNCUT
“Dreamy” – UPROXX
“Captivating” – Rolling Stone
The Best of What’s Next – Paste
“Downright stunning” – Stereogum
Howard Ivans – “Come On”
Come on, come on, come on and hear the third single off Howard Ivans‘ debut full-length album, Beautiful Tired Bodies. We’re offering the album in limited edition metallic gold vinyl as a pre-order exclusive now, before its release on September 22nd. Secure your copy below, or pre-order on iTunes and get instant downloads of “Come On,” “King of Careless,” and “Denise.”
Bedouine’s self-titled debut album, out now!
“a talent as fully-formed and distinctive…as Marling, Mitchell & Bush” (★★★★★) – The Independent
“debut album that sounds like the work of a songwriter with dozens of LPs to her name… a sparkling collection of captivating folk songs” – Rolling Stone
“she offers subtly mesmerizing folk rock with phrasing and delivery that suggests the late English singer-songwriter Nick Drake.” – The LA Times
“downright stunning, a collection of tunes steeped in the classics but distinctly modern in content and presentation. To press play on it is to be transported somewhere wonderful” – Stereogum
“Bedouine is the one to bed in the finest and most relevant debut of the year.” – Pressplayok
Bedouine, a gallicized riff on bedouin, the nomad, the wanderer. Anyone can assume such a name, but Azniv Korkejian has an experience of what it means, the type of ground it covers. Her development was shaped by political landscapes and family opportunities, her adult life patterned by paths of her own. Born in Aleppo, Syria to Armenian parents, Korkejian spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, moving to America when her family won a Green Card lottery. They settled in Boston, then Houston, but she split for L.A. as soon as she could. A casual offer to stay on a horse farm took her to the rolling hills of Lexington, Kentucky, followed by a year in Austin, and a trip east to Savannah for a degree in sound design. Returning to L.A., she discovered a close-knit community of musicians in Echo Park that started to feel like home. Read more about Bedouine.
Bedouine – “One of These Days”
Bedouine is set to release her debut album on June 23rd, and today we’re pleased to share the song “One of These Days” via Stereogum, who calls her an Artist to Watch: “It’s hard to imagine a more impressive introduction than Azniv Korkejian’s debut album as Bedouine. The globetrotting singer-songwriter confidently strides into the frame with her Silvertone guitar and proceeds to unfurl one stunner after the next.”
Stereogum previously called her last single, “Solitary Daughter,” “one of the most gorgeous new songs I’ve heard all year.”
Explaining the origin of “One of These Days,” Bedouine says:
I had borrowed my friend’s ’84 Blazer and taken it to the narrow streets of downtown Los Angeles to run an errand. The steering was loose and it felt like navigating a cruise ship down a canal. He had JJ Cale’s Naturally in the stereo as long as he had the truck, as if it came with it. I was somewhat familiar but it was then I noticed how JJ Cale turned a phrase on the drop of a dime. He’d sing a phrase that sounded like a complete thought, then all of a sudden move the punctuation over to add a tag. That’s what inspired the phrase “get it, and get it right”.
The song itself is an optimistic outlook on wanting to speak the same language as someone, or at least close enough for you both to feel loved. Jake Blanton (who owns the Blazer) played drums. Gus Seyffert, the producer, played bass and tracked us live. The video was another collaboration with Tom Salvaggio and pokes fun at its own whimsy.
Pre-order Bedouine (SB010) on iTunes and get instant downloads of “One of These Days,” “Solitary Daughter,” and “Dusty Eyes,” or CD and vinyl through the Spacebomb store:
Grandma Sparrow & His Piddletractor Birthday Party
Happy Piddletractor Day!
It’s May 20th and that can mean only one thing: It’s time for a playdate with Grandma Sparrow at his Piddletractor Birthday Party. Each year on this day, we look back to when Grandma entered our lives and introduced us all to his world of Piddletractor. His Piddletractor Orchestra weaves a kaleidoscopic soundscape of a story about Grandma’s missing nephew, the clown prince Alewishus. Along the way, we meet Tristan Wimbley, Scrimpa, the Oryoman, and countless other characters direct from creator and musician Joe Westerlund’s imagination. Clocking in at 33 minutes, this psychedelic children’s song-cycle for adults says a lot while saying nothing at all. It befuddles us while touching us at our core. It challenges – as we believed in 2014 and we still believe today – the definition of what a record can be in the 21st century.
Appropriately enough, Bizarre Magazine at the time called it “Album of the month times ten!” The Village Voice said it’s “Gloriously freaky…super-fun.” SPIN adjectivized it as “nostalgic, futuristic, hilarious, profound, disturbing, ecstatic, ridiculous, and brilliant” (appending a 9 out of 10 rating to boot).
Grandma Sparrow & His Piddletractor Orchestra is instantly timeless, in that it belongs to no time. Three years later, it sounds just as fresh, bizarre, and perfect as it did on May 20th, 2014.
To celebrate Piddletractor Day, we’re offering the record in our store for half off, today only – $6.50 for CD, $9 for vinyl. Grab your discounted copy here and dive into the world of Piddletractor. Grandma’s also gotten his hands on Spacebomb’s Instagram password and is already running amok, so…sorry about that.
Now, without further ado, zip up your word muffins, grab a carpet square, and celebrate with us. Happy Piddletractor Day!